by Terri Pous
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Hilary Rhoda, super model and fashion darling who's graced Victoria's Secret runway, acted as the face of Esteé Lauder, and appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, is engaged to her retired NHL player beau, Sean Avery, according to an exclusive PEOPLE report. The news is exquisitely well-timed for Rhoda: She is walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight!
"We are excited to plan the most beautiful and fun wedding that we could ever imagine," the newly engaged couple told the magazine.
Avery, who played for the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, the Dallas Stars and the New York Rangers during his 12-year NHL career, is a former Vogue intern who currently works for a creative agency. The pair began dating in 2010.
A source told PEOPLE that the pair are planning to wed sometime next year and are "thinking of Jamaica." A supermodel and an athlete tying the knot at a paradise-like destination wedding? We love the idea of that! With the island's collection of luxe resorts, they won't have to travel further for a relaxing honeymoon getaway.